A Summer Soiree, SummerHouse style!

As many of you know, we love Rue Magazine. Everything they put in their magaizne is brilliant. It may not be our style, but brilliant, nonetheless. In the most recent issue, we were taken with the Sunset Soiree! Here's our take on a similar party, with local resources so you can get all you need right here in the Jackson area! :)

Here's the party that has us so inspired...

...And here are our picks as to where in the area you can get the goodies to make this party happen!


May we recommend enlisting the services of Cultigraphic Creative, a graphic design group started by a couple of native Jacksonians. They can do whatever you want! Here is a sample of their creative handiwork:


We have a lot of beautiful, whimsy votives that would be perfect to scatter amongst flowers on your table. These from Roost, for example, are an all-time favorite amongst the SummerHouse girls!

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Speaking of flowers... We are in love with Tulip Floral, located in the Duling School building over in Fondren. Here's a small sample of the amazing stuff that Lesley can do!

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What is a Southern summer party without petit fours? We happen to love what Primo's has to offer in the petit four arena. They do them up right!

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Champagne is another necessity at a summer party. Enjoyed by itself, or mixed with a fruit juice, chilled champagne makes any fun party just a teeny bit MORE fun!  Calistoga Wine and Spirits, next door to SummerHouse, carries the Sophia Coppola one (complete with pink wrapper!)

Everyday Gourmet (also located just a couple of doors down from us!) has these beautiful, non-traditional Riedel champagne glasses available. How adorable are these?!

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Now that we have invitations, decor, food and drinks nailed down, there is just one thing left we'd like to suggest! That would be...


This little beauty comes from Anthropologie. And it is called the Junebug dress... This is perfect for any hostess to wear. It would flatter any body type and it totally fits the theme of the party!

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June 03, 2011 by SummerHouse
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lisa palmer

lisa palmer said:

Love this post Laurel!!! The photos are delicious!! And especially all the local shout-outs!! Always shop local!!!!

Furniture Myrtle Beach

Furniture Myrtle Beach said:

I love the dress as a design and the glasses as pieces of artworks. Someone should also feature the interior aspects of the room and its furniture.

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